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Transcript of Windshield Survey
2.1% increase since 2010
Land Area (2010):
41.22 sq mi
Persons per sq mi:
Male Population %:
Female Population %:
American Indian & Alaskan Native
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
Two or more races
Values & Beliefs
Health & Social Services
A wide variety of dental, medical, and social services available
Median Household Income:
Persons below poverty level:
is the public transportation system serving Galveston.The island transit area covers 27 miles. 7 routes available.
(See picture below)
(DART) is available for the disabled who cannot access the fixed routes.
includes: taxi services, limousine rental, cruise shuttles, and ferries.
Harborside Dr, Broadway, and Seawall Blvd are well kept but inner city roads are mediocre, full of pot holes, and have uneven lanes
for biking and walking
Politics & Government
founded the land
July 23, 1786-
Galveston Bay founded &
Jose de Evia in honor of
Bernardo de Gálvez
formed by Michel Menard
& Samuel Williams
Sept 8, 1900-
The Great Storm
Ship Channel was dug
Sept 13, 2008-
Hurricane Ike made
Moody Gardens first opened
as a horse barn &
provided therapy to
persons with head injuries
Over 30 places of worship in Galveston
Wide variety of places to worship
Less than half of the population (45%) identifies with a certain religion
Grace Episcopal Church
Home Ownership Rates:
Person per Household:
8 Fire Stations
Station 1 - Downtown, Sealy St.
Station 2 - East End, Church St.
Station 4 - Scholes Airport
Station 5 - Midtown, Ball St.
Station 7 - Pirates Beach
Station 8 - Sea Isle
2 Police Departments
601 54th street
6628 Termini San Luis Pass Rd.
Island Beach Patrol
theft, burglary, public intoxication, drug possession, criminal trespassing, and assault.
Galveston has numerous way to communicate: newspapers, magazines, local radio stations, cell phone, land lines, pay phones, & street banners
32 Miles of Public Beach Front
18 City Parks
4 Joint City/School Parks
9 School-Only Parks
8 County/State Parks
29 Public/Semi-public Parks
11 Private Parks
Park amenities, depending on which park, include playgrounds, sport courts, sport fields, passive recreational areas, picnic facilities, walking trails, recreational centers, beach access, community gardens, plazas, dog parks, pools & more.
Youth & Adult Sport Programs
Schlitterbahn Water Park
Museums & Historical Markers
The ship channel, wide variety of dining, tourist attractions, & local services provides Galveston with many employment opportunities.
Galveston benefits from local medical resources: UTMB and Galveston County Health District. Both UTMB and the Health District have provided care and education to both end of the spectrum (insured and uninsured). There are several local resources for medical, nutritional, and other assistance: St. Vincent's, Our Daily Bread, Gulf Coast Outreach Program, and Salvation Army.
One current health problem Galveston is effected by is infectious disease. A recent epidemic of Ebola has arisen. Although no confirmed cases in Galveston, surrounding cities have reported cases.
Potential problems that we observed were availability of resources to the large population.
Overall, Galveston's population health is fairly good. Since Hurricane Ike, rebuilding the city has been slow, affecting civilians, healthcare, and the community.
6 middle schools
2 high schools
2 magnet career readiness,
1 charter school & prep academy
Satori Private School
Galveston Community College
University of Texas
University of Texas A&M
"Galveston is fun, there is always something to do...the traffic is horrible in the summer and some areas of town are in bad shape, but overall I think Galveston is a nice place to live."
-Taylor Reynolds, 19
"I am a BOI, lived here all of my life. Galveston was a fun, vibrant, nice place to live before Ike. Things are slowly coming back up, but the city is severely condemned in some areas. Crime rates keep going up!"
When asked about healthcare...
"There are doctors on every corner. The community has plenty of options to choose from. I can't think of anything that needs to be changed"
"In general there are plenty of choices when deciding what provider to see, but with all of these changes in healthcare, I don't know what will happen. They say health care is there for those who need it, but I don't think the message is being clarified and promoted enough."
There is an abundance of sand, sun, salt water grass, tropical flowers...
but also a large amount of cement.